Republican Senate candidate John James out-raised incumbent Gary Peters (D., Mich.) for the second straight quarter, further tightening an already competitive race for a vulnerable Senate seat.
James’s campaign said it raised $3.5 million in the fourth quarter, $1 million more than Peters in the same time frame, securing a higher margin than James’s $600k advantage in the third quarter. While Peters’ campaign says it has $8 million in cash on hand, a poll last month showed James surging to a narrow lead in the race, and Peters’ job disapproval rating increasing to 7 percent.
In a December interview, Peters seemed to endorse the Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal resolution, saying “I believe we can” when asked if the U.S. can realistically transition the economy to zero-net emissions by 2050.
“We have to push the technology as aggressively as we can,” the senator said. “. . . We should look at this as an economic opportunity to drive our economy while also doing the right thing for the environment.”